On August 29, the SS-209 Grayling damaged a 6,000 ton freighter and sinking a 250 ton Taki Maru on her eighth mission.  She was not heard from shortly after and presumed lost.

History for the SS-209, U.S.S. Grayling

Launched:Builder:Sponsor:Commissioned:First Captain:Stricken/Lost:
1941Lost 9/43
Patrols
No:Captain:From:Date:Duration:Score (WT):JANACReturn:
1Eliot OlsenPearl Harbor1/42610/00/0Pearl Harbor
2Eliot OlsenPearl Harbor3/42511/6,0001/6,243Pearl Harbor
MidwayEliot OlsenPearl Harbor5/42150/00/0Pearl Harbor
3Eliot OlsenPearl Harbor7/42431/10,0000/0Pearl Harbor
4John E. LeePearl Harbor10/42551/5,3001/4,000Fremantle
5John E. LeeFremantle1/43493/14,4001/750Brisbane
6John E. LeeFremantle3/43383/14,6001/4,000Fremantle
7John E. LeeFremantle5/43501/5,6000/0Fremantle
8Robert M. BrinkerFremantle7/431/5,5001/5,500Lost 9/43

 

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Crew lost on the SS-209 Grayling

Daniel Eugene Arnold
Ervin Nathaniel Baker
Amos Reed Beavers
John Winston Booker
George Boyne, Jr.
Robert Marion Brinker
Jesse Marvin Burch
James Whitcomb Bush, Jr.
Carmine Joseph Campana
John Eugene Chockley
Ben Robert Clark
Curtis Devault Clark
Robert Alton Corbett
Harvey Wilburn Criswell, Jr.
Wilbert Joseph Dallaire
Joseph Eugene Day
Harold Eugene Dillow
Fred Willard Donaldson
Wilson Ellis
David Ignatius Fontaine
Jerry Calvert Goodnight
Carl Avis Grimes, Jr.
Theodore John Gurasko
Robert Eugene Harbauer
Joseph Kirby Harper
Clarence Harry Hawkins
Frank John Hickcox
Eugene Joseph Hoffman
Raymond Howard
James Larkin Howell
Charles William Hunt
Earl Johnson
Woodrow Wilson Kelley
James Edward Kelly
Donald Lewis Keplinger
Charles Richard Kysar
Leroy Edgar Loudon
Santiago Pablo Mabuti
Flavel Baird Maloy, Jr.
John Henry Marks
Merlin O’Neal Mathis
George Aloysius Mulvenna
Clyde William Nichols
John Thomas Nichols, Jr.
Henry Carl Oeldemann
Robert Gerald Oliver
Anthony Joseph Parrino
John Thomas Pawloski
Merlin Justice Quesenberry
Albert Louis Rainault
Jose Chargualaf Santos
Alexander Smith Sawerbrey
Carl Edward Schmidt
Howard Anthony Schmidtmeyer
Glendon LaMar Scott
Lloyd Earl Sebourn, Jr.
Donald Purdy Sharrock
William Samuel Shields
John Denver Simpkins
Robert Thomas Simpson
Robert Edgar Small
Jack Cleigh Smith
Homer Airel Smoak
Don Houghton Spencer
Robert Franklin Stevens
Edward Francis Sullivan, Jr.
Winton Leslie Wallace
John Joseph Waller
Joseph Welch
Fred Welsh
Arlon Francis Wetsel
Henry Orin Whitcomb
James Hanger Wilson
Marvin Andrew Wolf
John Henry Young
Robert Lockie Zabs